Silver 2021 / Fine Art / Still Life

Mimesis

  • Prizes
    Silver in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Daniele Longo

The process of reconciling to my roots led me to Mimesis: a series of photos of vegetables, often the focus of classic Still Lifes. Is Mimesis a game? An act of illusion? Yes, but it has many more connotations: representation, expression, imitation, and the presentation of the self. Through listening to my subjects, I hoped to give them a voice; through taking the time to explore, I gave them a new life, not for what they are but for what they could be. Mimesis is the transformation that I see in the subjects shifting from both shapes and energies as they reveal their hidden part.

Daniele started his photography career in Milan, Italy right, in the hub of contemporary European fashion and design. His passion for still life and jewelry photography suited his meticulous style of work and led him to shoot for internationally acclaimed companies all over the world. After running his studio in London for seven years, he moved to New Zealand, becoming Head of Faculty for the prestigious Photography college South Seas Film and TV School. Daniele is now back in Italy working as an educator; he runs his photography mentorship programs as well as being an artist